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The Fountain Valley Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services

FVRACES is a Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service is an organization operating under the rules of the FCC, . It is staffed by amateur radio volunteers from Southern California, who train for response to natural disasters (such as earthquake, fire or flood) to provide additional communications links when conventional communications may be damaged or overloaded. They also assist in civic activities such as parades and festivals.

City of Fountain Valley FVRACES members are amateur radio licensees who have passed technical and operational examinations administered under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission. Members are also certified by the City as Disaster Services Workers in the State of California.

FVRACES is organized under guidelines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, to provide a valuable resource to our community. In turn, the City of Fountain Valley provides us with training, support, and a base of operations in the Police department.

FVRACES also works closely with other communities and with other government entities including County of Orange, the State of California OES and FEMA.

FVRACES has been part of the City organization since 1983 and is well prepared to provide communications when needed.

If you are interested in applying for membership, download the following items. Completed applications may be sent to the Webmaster or sent to the

Fountain Valley Police Department,

10200 Slater, Fountain Valley, California, 92708

Attention: FVRACES

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